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Great meeting this morning for the board I chair, the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board. A lot of conversation about the incentive program and steps to ensure we ascertain a sustainable incentive in order to keep film and television production going in Florida. Without it, no industry (billion dollar industry no less., so all of the shows and shot in Florida will not happen without it). And it’s already happening. If you want to keep seeing Florida on the big screen, small screen and even smaller screen (yes, there is smaller, your phone, tablets, computer, etc…), help get the word out that we want our industry to stay! tweet #entertainthis keep our Florida Entertainment Industry incentive strong!

We spoke about other things as well such as the digital industry (love my digital peeps), music (look out for another incredible panel coming soon and live music to follow up after the amazing one last year), the television industry and our community in general. And since we’re all appointed by our Dade County Commissioners, we’re letting them know what can help our industry grow!

So thank you board members and welcome to our newest board members, Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante and CBS 4 reporter Brian Andrews who wasnamed Best TV News Reporter by the Miami New Times 2012.

I’m in the pic with my hero, one of the greatest champions of our industry Miami Dade County Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman, after the meeting. Keep it going strong Sandy!

Great meeting this morning for the board I chair, the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board. A lot of conversation about the incentive program and steps to ensure we ascertain a sustainable incentive in order to keep film and television production going in Florida. Without it, no industry (billion dollar industry no less., so all of the shows and shot in Florida will not happen without it). And it’s already happening. If you want to keep seeing Florida on the big screen, small screen and even smaller screen (yes, there is smaller, your phone, tablets, computer, etc…), help get the word out that we want our industry to stay! tweet #entertainthis keep our Florida Entertainment Industry incentive strong!

We spoke about other things as well such as the digital industry (love my digital peeps), music (look out for another incredible panel coming soon and live music to follow up after the amazing one last year), the television industry and our community in general. And since we’re all appointed by our Dade County Commissioners, we’re letting them know what can help our industry grow!

So thank you board members and welcome to our newest board members, Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante and CBS 4 reporter Brian Andrews who wasnamed Best TV News Reporter by the Miami New Times 2012.

I’m in the pic with my hero, one of the greatest champions of our industry Miami Dade County Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman, after the meeting. Keep it going strong Sandy!

My brother just texted me that it was 72 degrees in Michigan yesterday and 27 degrees and snowing this morning. I had to switch to my John Lee Hooker station on Pandora. I gots the global warming blues…

My brother just texted me that it was 72 degrees in Michigan yesterday and 27 degrees and snowing this morning. I had to switch to my John Lee Hooker station on Pandora. I gots the global warming blues…

Whatever you do, please don’t leave the incredible give back to the community event “PhilanthroFest” and go to “The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill” in Wynwood and order the Charcuterie with smoked pork loin, smoked hungarian karaj, manchego cheese, hungarian  smoked pork, Italian cured ham, greek goat cheese served with jam, nuts, toast and olives and the mongolian confit wings covered with blue cheese and wash it down with the black russian ale and then go the galleries and see art ranging from a modern day Duchamp graffiti urinal to one of my favorite pop artists Miguel Parades, then hit “Pride and Joy” (where I was in a commercial on Monday), and have the fried pickles with the Jack Daniels laden “Honey Boo Boo”, and then hit the ceviche/sushi spot “SuViche” for some apps, a michilada and the Miami Heat game and wash all that down with a final stop at “The Wood Tavern” and some Wynwood Ale. I’m telling you, don’t do it or….

Whatever you do, please don’t leave the incredible give back to the community event “PhilanthroFest” and go to “The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill” in Wynwood and order the Charcuterie with smoked pork loin, smoked hungarian karaj, manchego cheese, hungarian  smoked pork, Italian cured ham, greek goat cheese served with jam, nuts, toast and olives and the mongolian confit wings covered with blue cheese and wash it down with the black russian ale and then go the galleries and see art ranging from a modern day Duchamp graffiti urinal to one of my favorite pop artists Miguel Parades, then hit “Pride and Joy” (where I was in a commercial on Monday), and have the fried pickles with the Jack Daniels laden “Honey Boo Boo”, and then hit the ceviche/sushi spot “SuViche” for some apps, a michilada and the Miami Heat game and wash all that down with a final stop at “The Wood Tavern” and some Wynwood Ale. I’m telling you, don’t do it or….

…you might end up like this! 

check my last post if you’re wondering how to (maybe) end up this way…

…you might end up like this!

check my last post if you’re wondering how to (maybe) end up this way…

After last night (maybe let’s talk about that later) I needed some real food today. I love chorrizo, I want to be buried with it. Well that may not happen so I’m gonna eat it every chance I get. Brunch; chorrizo, spinach, mozzarella, cheddar scrambled eggs. Fried lobster ravioli with melted mozzarella and  Bon Maman plum reserves on French bread. Oh so necessary.

After last night (maybe let’s talk about that later) I needed some real food today. I love chorrizo, I want to be buried with it. Well that may not happen so I’m gonna eat it every chance I get. Brunch; chorrizo, spinach, mozzarella, cheddar scrambled eggs. Fried lobster ravioli with melted mozzarella and Bon Maman plum reserves on French bread. Oh so necessary.

Philanthrofest!

Philanthrofest!

Great Google Doodle today, Percy Julian, a chemist that was a pioneer in developing steroids, cortisone and other compounds to help people to live better lives. In 1973 he was only the second African American to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Read more on him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian

Great Google Doodle today, Percy Julian, a chemist that was a pioneer in developing steroids, cortisone and other compounds to help people to live better lives. In 1973 he was only the second African American to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Read more on him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian

Trader Joe’s picked little clouds from heaven and put them in these delightful, airy, balls of cheesy delicousness. I warn you, do not pick them up. Once you open the bag and have one, you will not, can not stop until the bag is done. I mean who wants to leave once they’ve had a taste of heaven?

Trader Joe’s picked little clouds from heaven and put them in these delightful, airy, balls of cheesy delicousness. I warn you, do not pick them up. Once you open the bag and have one, you will not, can not stop until the bag is done. I mean who wants to leave once they’ve had a taste of heaven?

The last few days were filled with connecting with the old and new. Meeting great new friend’s, business fellows and Soflo builders!

Great times in Coral Gables/ meeting with an incredible filmmaker and producer at Panther Coffee (Panther is one of my favs)/another great meeting and hangout at Wood Tavern with a super cool all around music impresario (love Wood Tavern too)/ The University of Miami School of Comm get together with students and alumni (I remember when I was a student and wanted to connect with hear from people that have been doing it)/ The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) host committee and MIFF staff get together (I feel that the first year of the host committee was very successful, it was great to reconvene).

Great times, great people, great love for Soflo!

The last few days were filled with connecting with the old and new. Meeting great new friend’s, business fellows and Soflo builders!

Great times in Coral Gables/ meeting with an incredible filmmaker and producer at Panther Coffee (Panther is one of my favs)/another great meeting and hangout at Wood Tavern with a super cool all around music impresario (love Wood Tavern too)/ The University of Miami School of Comm get together with students and alumni (I remember when I was a student and wanted to connect with hear from people that have been doing it)/ The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) host committee and MIFF staff get together (I feel that the first year of the host committee was very successful, it was great to reconvene).

Great times, great people, great love for Soflo!